CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Discover customer service “Peggy” TV commercial.
A new survey finds more than 50% of professionals believe the use of mobile payments systems increases the risk of suffering a data breach. More than half accept that risk (53%) and noted that, for their company, customer convenience is more important than security.
Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) in the U.S. climbed 7.8% year-on-year (YOY) in Q1/15 reaching $1.1 trillion. Visa led the way in the first quarter posting a 9.0% YOY gain for U.S. PDV, according to CardData
Visa (VS) first quarter profits declined 3.0% year-on-year (YOY) or 0.5% on a currency adjusted basis (FX) to $1550 million. Global purchase volume rose 11% (FX) to $1.3 trillion and total transactions processed, by VisaNet, were 17.5 billion, an 11% increase over the prior year.
Voting from 3.2 million frequent travelers reveals the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card is the top loyalty credit card in the Americas region. The annual Freddie Awards also voted American Airlines AAdvantage as the top frequent flyer program of the Year and Marriott Rewards as the top hotel loyalty programs in the Americas region.